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Expert in Human Capital Strategy, HR Consulting, and Executive Coaching

Expert ID: 733953 California, USA

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During her time as an in-house Human Resources Executive, Expert successfully guided startups to global Fortune 50 companies through major business transformations by focusing on the development, implementation and management of human capital strategies designed to drive strategic business imperatives.

As a Human Capital Consultant, Expert has worked with companies to identify and interpret organizational health conditions that can impede or propel business effectiveness, recommend mitigation strategies where needed and implement solutions, coach mid level through "C" suite executives and leadership team to be the most effective leader they can and establish a human resources infrastructure that can scale with company growth.

Expert led a global initiative that redesigned and implemented an integrated Talent Lifecycle strategy linking findings of company wide engagement survey, newly defined core values and leadership expectations, an enhanced job architecture (job profiles with competencies, dual career ladders, phase gate promotional criteria, etc), talent acquisition strategies including competency based behavioral interviewing (linked with core values and leadership expectations) and rewards and recognition program.

She was also responsible for spearheading an effort to identify, develop and implement a global employee lifecycle learning curriculum designed to reinforce an integrated Talent Lifecycle strategy and leadership expectations to sustain and propel business success.

Working with the CEO of a mid cap company, Expert implemented a metric driven process that delivered 100% completed performance feedback as well as horizontally and vertically linked fiscal year goals.

Expert championed and led the re-structuring of job architecture in multiple organizations including a Fortune 50 Company. The Fortune 50 effort impacted over 6,000 marketing employees worldwide and required close partnership with multiple works councils as well as cross business support and participation. She led similar activities for a mid-cap company with a special emphasis on commercially focused roles that directly impacted top and bottom line growth.

She has partnered closely with Compensation Committees of the Board of Directors on the creation and implementation of executive compensation programs.

As both an in-house executive and HR consultant, Expert has led the selection and implementation of multiple HR systems.

Expert has over 20 years experience leading the Human Capital aspects of business due diligence integration planning and management for over 30 acquisitions and mergers (both global and well as US specific), Her expertise and multiple years experience resulted in her being nationally recognized as an M&A Human Capital Planning and integration expert. She is also a published author on the topic.
While serving as an HR executive for a Fortune 50 company, Expert drove the design and implementation of a software application to track merger / acquisition / divestiture activity for a multi billion division that was doing over 3- 5 acquisitions per quarter. The application became the de factor tracking tool for all organizations (finance, legal, IT, HR, etc) within the company that were involved in M&A and divestiture activity.

Expert has deep experience in developing and implementing talent strategies that drive business imperatives. She led the development and incorporation of a talent development goal setting and performance feedback process that linked company initiatives, identified enterprise level risks, division, department and individual goals into a first ever, easy to understand and track process for all employees.

She partnered with leadership at all levels to create position profiles and a career matrix that provided a framework for cross team / individual development as part of career development initiatives.

Expert led company wide initiatives to embed succession and talent discussions into companies DNA. She successfully led efforts to have talent discussions at the executive level and below including identification of critical roles, key players and development of retention / mitigation strategies for each.

She created frameworks whereby identified success factors (technical, cultural and behavioral) were embedded into job descriptions and used effectively to source, interview and select individuals that would thrive in and reinforce the desired culture of a company while driving company success.

As a consultant, Expert undertakes the identification and interpretation of a company's organizational health and recommended short-, mid- and long-term remediation strategies where needed.

Expert's consulting firm views everything through a business lens. Their belief -- born out by years of experience -- is that trying to understand and address one aspect of an organization in isolation of the broader business context, making recommendations and then taking actions off that limited data set does not yield real business impacting results. If the recommendations and actions do not improve the business, they are for naught.As a consultant, Expert also conducts Executive Coaching, which she provides to leaders spanning mid-level management to the CEO level.Human Resources Infrastructure Development: Expert's firm will help a company establish an HR framework that will scale with them as they grow. Utilizing a project-based methodology, the consultancy can assess a company's needs and recommend a strategy for building a Human Resources function.Organization Design and Effectiveness: By learning about a client's business and culture, Expert's consultancy can help a CEO and his/her leadership team evaluate their current organization design and coach them to consider alternatives that will better drive their business success.


Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1978 Degree: BA Subject: San Jose State University Institution: San Jose State University
Year: 1982 Degree: Course work completed for MS Subject: Counseling Psychology Institution: San Jose State University

Work History

Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2016 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Principal / Founder Department: Principal / Founder
Expert's eponymous firm undertakes Human Capital Strategy and Executive Coaching.
Expert possess the unique combination of a strong business focus blended with the critical skills of understanding and appreciation of effective leadership and team development to drive desired business outcomes. Expert's holistic approach to leadership development allows the person to quickly understand business needs, assess leadership capabilities and team dynamics, and help emerging, and established leaders build and execute a plan to increase their and their team’s effectiveness.

As a highly regarded Human Capital Consultant, executive coach, and CHRO with global leadership experience, Expert brings over 25 years of expertise in helping emerging leaders and senior executives enhance their leadership skills to drive business transformations and achieve strategic business imperatives. Expert is an energizing and empathetic business leader with exceptional communication, collaboration, and influencing skills that brings vision, innovation, and business acumen to make a measurable impact. Expert has a proven ability to deliver value and scale in pre-IPO to Fortune 50 companies.

Expert has worked with and coached leaders from newly appointed mid-level management up through established CEOs. .

Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2018 to 2021 Employer: Verb Surgical - a JV between Google and Johnson and Johnson Title: CHRO Department: Human Resources
Responsible for upgrading the Human Resources Function and People programs in preparation for a planned IPO or Acquisition. This included but was not limited to developing and implementing required governance processes, establishing talent planning, interacting, extensive BoD prep and interactions, facilitating executive searches for CEO and CFO roles, regular interaction with our JV partners and ultimately driving the Verb side of acquisition planning and integration.

Acquisition occurred and was completed in 2021.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2007 to 2016 Employer: Accuray, Incorporated Title: SVP HR Department: Human Resources
Expert was responsible for global HR.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2003 to 2007 Employer: Hewlett-Packard Title: VP HR Department: Human Resources
Expert was responsible for global HR for the Corporate functions of Business Development / office of the CTO (including all engineers in all divisions), HP labs, Global Marketing, Corporate Legal. She also led the Corporate HR Mergers and Acquisitions function.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2001 to 2003 Employer: Propel Software Title: VP HR Department: Human Resources
Expert led the establishment of the HR function for the data acceleration startup. She was asked by by the President of the company to take on the COO role which Expert declined. This was as a result of her strong business orientation and operational focus.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1998 to 2001 Employer: Healtheon / WebMD Title: SVP Department: Human Resources
Expert was responsible for establishing the HR function at Healtheon, where she saw the company through its IPO and then leading multiple acquisitions including a merger with WebMD.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1995 to 1998 Employer: Synopsys, Inc. Title: Sr Corp Director Department: Human Resources
She was responsible for Global HR operations, including Comp, Benefits, HRIT, and Talent Acquisition.

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: 1995 to 2007 Country / Region: Japan, Korea, Hong Kong, Singapore, Australia, China (Limited) Summary: Led a team of HR professionals serving these countries
Years: 1995 to 2007 Country / Region: Europe: England, Ireland, Spain, France, Germany, Switzerland Summary: Led a team of HR professionals serving these countries.
Years: 1995 to 2007 Country / Region: Europe Summary: Conducted executive hiring, employment agreement development and separations as necessary. Developed employment agreement templates, employee handbooks, interacted with work councils, implemented benefits and compensation programs
Years: 2007 to 2016 Country / Region: Europe, Asia Summary: Led teams in Europe and Asia, Partnered with CFO, GC to identify and establish an international headquarters for multi-national med device company
Years: 2007 to 2016 Country / Region: Europe Summary: Consulted with client companies to establish HR portions of UK offices including all talent acquisition, management, development and government required compliance

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
- Bay Area HR executives
- Executive Exchange
Awards / Recognition
• Gold Quill award winner for communications effectiveness
• National Printers award winner for collateral material
• National Award winner for “Best Practices”, mergers and acquisitions – Human Resources Professionals
• HP Human Resources Innovation Award, Technical Career Program Handbook
• HP, HR Excellence Recognition; Career Frameworks Development
• HP Excellence recognition, Human Resources Operations and HR organization redesign
• Published author - assorted national human resources journals and books
1. Merger Integration Guide
2. Multiple Perspectives: Essays on the Compensation and Benefits Implications of Corporate Transactions - World at Work, Winter
3. Driving Business Results with your HR strategy – chapter contributor; Aspatore Press
4. Reinvention vs. Evolution – Executive Blueprints
5. Human Resources Strategy; it’s Nothing without the strategy - Aspatore Press
Publications and Patents Summary
Expert has 5 publications regarding HR and directly related fields.

Additional Experience

Expert Witness Experience
Experience in deposition prep and participation
Worked with General Counsels and external legal teams on internal investigations including computer forensics, both during my in-house tenure and as a consultant.
Led multiple internal investigations
Training / Seminars
Developed or co-developed and led training workshops on leadership, talent development, engagement, accountability, integration and assimilation
Vendor Selection
Deep experience in vendor selection including RFP development, vendor selection and management. Specific examples include software applications at both the enterprise and local function level, leadership development vendor selection for major change initiatives (global and well as country specific)
Marketing Experience
Experienced in internal and external marketing as it pertains to people. Specific examples include leading effort on development of an employee value proposition and embedding the resultant product in the development of talent acquisition and retention strategy as a marketing tool to reach target audiences. Created total reward statements and used them as a recruiting / retention tool. Expert has won awards for communication that was used to market internally the value of a company to employees.
Other Relevant Experience
Consulting practice: Expert has developed strategic HR plans for client companies, developed and led executive level multi-day strategic offsite planning sessions, provided coaching to
1) CEO's of global services companies, 2) VP's of global data analytics companies and 3) identified top talent college interns. Expert has also acted as an interim CHRO for a global fin tech start up including infrastructure development, and led the development of cultural expectations (values, core beliefs, leadership expectations).

Language Skills

Language Proficiency
English Mastery

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